Sainsbury's news

22 January 2020
After six years as CEO of Sainsbury's, Mike Coupe will retire in May. Simon Roberts, currently retail and operations director, will take up the role from 1st June. Mike Coupe's legacy: a multi brand, multi channel business After fifteen years at Sainsbury's, including six in the top job, Mike Coupe announced his retirement. Sainsbury's Chairman Martin Scicluna described Coupe as "an exc...
20 January 2020
Healthy food-to-go specialist Crussh is rolling out a range of ‘fit food’ to over 300 Sainsbury’s stores following a successful trial last year. The range comprises of salad pots and wraps, including some vegan products, and will boost healthy food-to-go options available to Sainsbury’s customers.  It was first trialled in 61 stores in May last year and will now appear in stores across the UK....
08 January 2020
Sainsbury's has reported a slight increase in grocery sales for the festive quarter, lifted by strong growth online and volume growth from price investments on key lines. Q3 headline results: 15 weeks to Jan 4th Total sales growth: -0.7% Grocery: +0.4% General merchandise: -3.9% Clothing: +4.4% LFL growth: -0.7% ex fuel (-0.9% inc. fuel) Online grocery: +7.3% Success ...
07 January 2020
Newly released GB market data from Kantar reveals only marginal growth for the crucial Christmas quarter. Sales in the 12 weeks to December 29th grew by just 0.2%, the slowest rate over Christmas since 2015 and down from 0.5% in the 12 weeks to December 1st. This suggests that trading was particularly disappointing for the four weeks to December 29th. The weak trend is mirrored by Nielsen whic...
17 December 2019
Sainsbury's has launched a trial of  "Pet Hubs" in 20 of its supermarkets. Launched in time for Christmas they will bring together products typically only found at specialist retailers and vet surgeries. Making Sainsbury's a destination for pet owners The trial will offer customers with cats, dogs and small animals including rabbits, birds and fish an extended range of pet food, accessories...
05 December 2019
Sainsbury's has confirmed that Rhian Bartlett has now returned to the business as Director of Fresh Food. She will report to Commercial Director, Paul Mills-Hicks and replaces Adrian Cook who left the business at the end of July. A return to Sainsbury's Bartlett is an experienced retailer with over 20 years in the industry and re-joins Sainsbury’s from Screwfix, where she worked for two yea...
19 November 2019
At IGD Live last week we heard from an incredible line-up of leading UK and international food-to-go specialists, retailers and manufacturers. Here's what they said about how their businesses are tackling the five big trends in food-to-go .  The rise and rise of health and wellness As interest in healthy lifestyles increases, how can retailers meet the need for healthier food-to-go in ...
11 November 2019
Sainsbury’s has entered into a strategic wholesale partnership with Coles, one of Australia's largest grocers. From early next year, Sainsbury’s will supply its own brand products to Coles supermarkets across Australia, as well as online. The range will be white labelled under the Coles brand and includes a selection of packaged groceries and household products. New opportunities for own brand ...
07 November 2019
In newly released figures for the first half, Sainsbury's has reported a recovery in underlying profit performance for the 28 week period to 21 September 2019. This was driven by an improving trend in grocery sales as customers responded to investments in lower prices, new value brands and improvements to service and availability. Performance highlights Improvement in grocery sales throu...
06 November 2019
A key part of Sainsbury’s drive to boost sales performance is to provide more inspiration for shoppers, both in terms of a differentiated product offer and easy to shop fixtures. By working more closely with leading soft drinks supplier Britvic it has managed to reverse a long-term decline in a key category. Reversing the decline squash sales Like many mature categories, growth in squash ...